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Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Their cases illustrate the injustice of taking away people's Second Amendment rights based on nonviolent crimes. This policy is relatively recent. The original federal restriction, enacted in 1938, applied only to violent crimes such as murder, manslaughter, rape, kidnapping, and robbery. In 1961, Congress expanded the ban to cover nonviolent crimes punishable by more than a year of incarceration. That category of "prohibited persons," UCLA law professor Adam Winkler notes, is "wildly overinclusive," encompassing many crimes that are "not violent in the least." The Trump and Biden cases illustrate that point.



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